71 Creative Party Theme Ideas for kids

A collection of 71 birthday party theme ideas.

If you are trying to avoid the “normal” birthday parties that look like every other birthday party, take a look at this extensive list of 71 kids party ideas. We tried to put together a list that would have some themes that you haven’t thought of but the kids would love!

An infographic with 71 kids party theme ideas.

How do you choose a party theme?

The best way to choose a party theme is to start by looking at some of your child’s passions and hobbies. Can you write down 10 or 15 things that they love?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do they have a certain toy that they just cannot be without?
  • Do they always ask for a specific movie, like Toy Story or Frozen?
  • What sports do they enjoy playing?
  • What do they like to do outdoors?
  • Are there specific animals that they are drawn to?

Once you have your list of ideas, are there any that stand out as birthday party themes? When you look at the list, what theme would your little one love the most?

What are some good birthday party themes?

If you went through the activity above and are still having a hard time, browse these birthday party ideas.

  1. 1950’s – Jukebox, vinyl records, posters, milkshakes, 1950’s sunglasses, etc.
  2. 1960’s – Tye dye, VW Beetles, smiley faces, peace signs, flower power, etc.
  3. 1970’s
  4. 1980’s – Rubik’s cubes, neon, Michael Jackson, Donkey Kong, Pac Man, Footloose, etc.
  5. Aliens
  6. A Trip to the Future
  7. Animal Jungle – Animal themed plates, fresh fruit, jungle leaves, and wild animals
  8. Arabian Nights
  9. Astronomy
  10. Autumn Extravaganza
  11. Barnyard Theme – Barns, tractors, straw, and animals.
  12. Bird Theme 
  13. Bug Theme
  14. Carnival
  15. Cars – Get some car-themed decorations, invitations, and RC race track.
  16. Circus – Tents, animal crackers, clowns, popcorn, and Ferris wheels.
  17. Caribbean Carnival
  18. Chanukah~Hanukkah
  19. Cartoons
  20. Comics
  21. Clowning Theme
  22. Creepy Crawlies (Worm Theme(Insect Games)
  23. Disney Fantasy
  24. Dr. Seuss
  25. Farm Theme
  26. Fiesta Time
  27. Frog Theme
  28. Good-bye to Summer
  29. Gotta Dance
  30. Hat Party
  31. Ice-Cream Party
  32. Indoor Olympics
  33. Jungle Safari
  34. Karaoke
  35. Land Down Under
  36. Lego Theme
  37. Luau – Hawaiian shirts, pineapple cups, Hawaiian themed plates, invitations, and more.
  38. Mad Science
  39. Magic Kingdom
  40. Medieval Magic
  41. NASCAR
  42. Nature Themes:
  43. Outer Space
  44. Pajama Party
  45. Pirates
  46. Pizza Party
  47. Planes
  48. Purplicious or Purple Power
  49. Red-White & Blue
  50. Rock & Roll – Guitars, boombox, invitations, microphones, etc.
  51. Scavenger Hunt
  52. Spring Fling
  53. Sports
    • Football
    • Baseball
    • Hockey
    • Basketball
    • Golf
    • Softball
  54. Summer Olympics
  55. Sun Flower Party
  56. Super Heroes – Spiderman, Superman, Superwoman, Iron Man, X-men
  57. Star Gazer
  58. Star Wars
  59. Teddy Bear (and other Bears) 
  60. Time Machine
  61. Trains – Anything Thomas the train could work.
  62. Treasure Hunt
  63. Tropical Days
  64. Under the Big Top
  65. Under the Sea or Ocean
  66. Water Theme
  67. Western Hoedown
  68. Wild-Wild West, Ranch or Frontier 
  69. Wizards – Merlin, Gandolf, Yoda, Etc.
  70. Zoo Theme

In Summary

Did this help you pick a birthday party theme or a theme for a different type of kid’s party? Once you have chosen a theme, it’s time to generate some ideas for the party itself.

Things to consider for the kid’s party:

  • Invitations
  • Food
  • Entertainment
  • Decorations
  • Location

This is where the real work begins. Get your little one involved in the planning process. This will be a great way to spend time with them and there will surely be some teachable moments along the way. You may also be able to find some inspiration by visiting our school theme day ideas.

A list of kids birthday party ideas.
A list of 71 kids party theme ideas.